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A study in hyPocRisy

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“He has a public relations problem now!” I’ve heard that phrase applied to many powerful men in recent weeks including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, Al Franken, Roy Moore, and others. Some have referred to sexual abuse allegations against them as crimes–and PR crises. Yes, these individuals’ public images have been damaged as a result of the allegations. But… Read more »

What Were They Thinking? PaRt 2

I’ve had many of my students read and review What Were They Thinking?: Crisis Communication — the Good, the Bad, and the Totally Clueless, a book written by Steve Adubato, Ph.D.  It’s a fabulous collection of 22 brief and significant case studies on how organizations and individuals have failed (or have sometimes been successful) at dealing with their very public crises.  From the Duke… Read more »

What to say; what not to say

Two prominent New Yorkers became a public relations case study in recent days of what to say and what not say when you’re in the public eye.  With the Mets still playing less-than-stellar baseball and the crowds at Citifield shrinking, team owner Fred Wilpon bad-mouthed several of his players in a New Yorker magazine interview and later told Sports Illustrated readers… Read more »